For Michelle Fondin, yoga is just one component, albeit an important one, to achieving inner and outer peace. She incorporates the ancient practice into the Ayurvedic system of holistic and meditative practices designed to cultivate overall wellness and address mind and body problems. When she meets with a new client for an Ayurvedic consultation, she seeks to determine the true cause of their ailments, discussing health concerns alongside the stuff of life, which may include anything from relationships to career paths. In addition to helming these in-depth consultations, Ms. Fondin and her team lead hatha yoga classes and meditation sessions within a spacious, sunny studio where glimpses of critters from the forest below are not uncommon sights. “There's this instant unplugging from the crazy hectic world into a serene setting,” explains Ms. Fondin.
Ms. Fondin hopes that The Ayurvedic Path not only equips her clients with new tools for achieving balance between mind and body, but also helps foster a sense of community. To that end, she keeps her classes limited to 13 students and makes an effort to get to know every practitioner.
Center for Vein Restoration has recruited a staff of highly accredited surgeons and licensed medical staffers across 20 locations in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia, all focused on offering minimally invasive, same-day outpatient clinical solutions that target varicose veins and spider veins. Board-certified doctors on staff are trained to treat patients who suffer from leg pain and other symptoms of varicose veins. While spider veins?which are typically a cosmetic blight?may be treated with sclerotherapy, varicose veins often require a more involved treatment, such as laser ablation?an outpatient surgical procedure. Aiming to make treatments as minimally invasive as possible, the doctors on staff can also prescribe lifestyle changes for less serious cases, which may include following exercise and nutrition plans or wearing compression stockings.
Recharge Sports Injury Center's licensed chiropractors aim to destroy everyday aches and particular pain by seeking out their root sources in the spine and its network of nerves. Structural analysis of musculoskeletal systems through x-rays, exams, and consultations informs classic, hands-on chiropractic adjustments as well as a host of newer therapies: cold lasers, electrical impulses, and ultrasound waves can all target tissue on the cellular level to prompt microscopic healing. In addition to sports-therapy specialists, general chiropractic pros, and a peppy skeleton mascot, the Recharge staff also boasts a dedicated nutritionist and weight-loss counselor.
After seven years honing his skills in the general- and plastic-surgery divisions of Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Dr. Timothy Mountcastle returned to his native Virginia to devote himself full-time to body beautification as head of Mountcastle Plastic Surgery & Vein Institute, now a leading vein center of nearly 10 years. Dr. Mountcastle couples a keen eye for aesthetic detail with years of experience in varicose and spider vein treatment, including the use of lasers, radio-frequency ablation, minimally invasive microphlebectomy techniques, and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Dr. Mountcastle also has extensive knowledge and practice in cosmetic and skin cancer surgery, as well as mole, lipoma, and cyst removals. A staff of top aesthetic nurses, physician assistants, and aestheticians help send facial wrinkles running with Botox and other facial treatments.
At Rostami Oculo-Facial Plastic Consultants, Dr. Soheila Rostami oversees a small, dedicated team of doctors and aestheticians as they enhance clients’ natural beauty with skincare and medical cosmetic treatments. The team can sculpt drooping eyelids or revitalize complexions with products that include Obagi skincare products and the distilled tears of Helen of Troy. A fleet of versatile lasers does everything from erasing unwanted veins and fine lines to zapping hair at the root. Each treatment takes place in a private room with golden-sponged walls and flowers.
Board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Suzanne Kim Doud Galli uses a steady hand and keen eye to refresh and revamp visages. She performs total facelifts and rhinoplasties to reshape and tighten facial features for a more youthful look. Dr. Doud Galli puts away her scalpel for noninvasive procedures, including chemical peels that remove the top layers of damaged skin.